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The Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome

As a kid Bill Murray confused me. I thought he was funny and endearing and larger than life (long before he was in the movie Larger Than Life), but he also made me uncomfortable. There was something about his interaction with women that totally freaked me out, whether it was flirting with fellow camp counselors …

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101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die

As promised, the book covers 101 films over roughly 100 years, and suggests the best picks for each decade (1910s-2000s). It’s a good sampling of horror film history, and covers foreign film as well as mainstream American fare, though you could argue that some selections don’t entirely qualify as horror. As an example, three recommendations …

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World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies

I often think the quality of genre specific books can be judged by the universality of their appeal. If a person who isn’t especially well versed or even that interested in the subject matter can pick it up and enjoy a something that’s essentially written for diehard fans, then I kind of feel like you’ve …

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Video Shooter: Mastering Storytelling Techniques

Written by Moonrise Kingdom cinematographer Barry Braverman, Video Shooter is essentially a textbook for anyone wishing to deal with camerawork in film. In practice, this covers a wide range of behind-the-scenes occupations, so it makes sense that the material covered is fairly technical and industry specific. In short, this isn’t the sort of book you …

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